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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Duties: Responsible for managing Project’s legal affairs and overseeing the provision of legal services to Project. Provides timely and insightful advice and counsel to Project’s executive team, board, and teammates on a wide variety of legal, regulatory, compliance, and governance matters. Leads the legal and compliance teams to support the mission and culture while minimizing risk to the organization. Additionally, the General Counsel serves as Corporate Secretary and board liaison by maintaining the organization’s corporate records and supporting the directors and committees. Provide strategic, professional, solutions oriented, and proactive legal advice and service on programmatic, corporate, and general legal matters. Matters can include the following areas: Compliance with nonprofit tax and fundraising laws and regulations Grants and impact investments Contracts Advice to program teammates on legal issues relating to the provision of service to veterans Corporate governance matters Audit and insurance matters Real estate and leases Development and monitoring of policies Intellectual property matters Employment/benefit matters Ethics Enterprise risk management Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of pertinent federal and state laws, regulations, rulings, interpretations and court decisions as they affect the Project. Provide legal counseling and assistance to Project senior management and Board of Directors. Participate in the creation, development and achievement of organizational strategy and policy as a member of the executive team. Develop preventive legal strategies and organizational policy and compliance programs to help minimize litigation, third party disputes, and other potential program development and implementation challenges. Represent WWP where necessary and/or retain counsel for such representation; determine when to retain outside counsel and whom to retain, and then responsible for maintaining relationship with such counsel. Lead and manage the Legal and Compliance teams, including hiring, training, evaluating and developing professional, paraprofessional, and administrative teammates. Provide direction to and oversight of the Compliance and Legal teams to ensure consistent compliance with regulatory, contractual, and internal policies and standards. Represent Project before administrative agencies and with industry partners as it concerns policies, laws, rules, and regulations and the efficient and effective management of a nonprofit. Work cooperatively and strategically with teammates to analyze and advise on legal, business and tax implications, and coordinate a variety of transactional matters. Draft, modify, negotiate and/or review legal documents and organizational policies, including conducting legal research and providing legal opinions. Responsible for monitoring and evolving compliance program and maintaining organizational compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Educate the organization on compliance best-practices and serve as a resource for identifying and mitigating risk across the organization. Perform Corporate Secretary responsibilities and serve as custodian of corporate records; provide proper notice of board meetings and timely distribution of materials related to such meetings. Serve as advisor to Committee Chairs to ensure good governance practices and compliance with charters and bylaws. Responsible for keeping accurate and updated governance records, including board and committee membership and term limits, board and committee meeting minutes and resolutions, and financial reports. Review and execute corporate documents on behalf of the organization and for the administration of legal and regulatory requirements. Facilitate timely and accurate communications between the executive team and the board of directors. Regularly attend executive meetings and Board of Director and committee meetings.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: JD degree required. Must have active Bar license in good standing and, if such license is not in Florida, the ability to obtain Florida Authorized House Counsel certification. 10+ years of relevant experience in a corporate legal department or law firm is required. Candidate must demonstrate a work history with positions of increasing responsibility, such as associate general counsel or partner. 5+ years’ experience in directing and coordinating the work of other attorneys is required. Prior experience as an attorney on the staff of, or handling as private practice, the legal work of a nonprofit is preferred. Experience working on matters of corporate compliance, and experience working with a health services company or contracting in the healthcare industry, is desirable. Highly motivated, passionate and creative team player with demonstrated commitment to organizational culture, goals, and objectives. Must have overall broad legal knowledge (litigation, corporate law, exempt organizations law, employment, etc.). Ability to develop legal strategy, articulate guiding principles, and drive appropriate outcomes. Must be a pragmatic, optimistic lawyer who takes a genuine interest in the business and people and is solution oriented while protecting the organization. High degree of professional ethics and integrity. Able to troubleshoot, identify viable options, balance risks, and problem-solve using excellent reasoning abilities and demonstrating sound judgment. Positive attitude and ability to work in a collaborative environment while effectively communicating legal concepts to teammates throughout the organization. Ability to handle highly sensitive matters with confidentiality, diplomacy, and professionalism. Excellent organizational, written & verbal communication, and time management skills with ability to prioritize and effectively handle multiple priorities with tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint. Must have working knowledge of Westlaw/LexisNexis and advanced business knowledge. Demonstrated ease and confidence in public speaking and representing.
Job ID: 11352
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